Cellulose chain conformation and morphology. (A) Crystalline conformations of the cellulose chain in the 1β allomorph showing the disordered orientation of hydroxylic hydrogen atoms. (B) Relative orientation of cellulose chains of native cellulose 1β. (C) Molecular model of the microfibril of cellulose projected along the fibril axis along with the indexing of the surfaces. (D) Computer representation of the crystalline morphology and surfaces of the microfibril of cellulose made up of 36 cellulose chains.
Sarkar and Pérez BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:302 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-302